Jim Morrison Pardoned Posthumously
Fri, 10 Dec 2010 10:35:49
The state of Florida has posthumously pardoned late The Doors singer Jim Morrison on Thursday for his conviction on indecency charges that were levied against him after a Miami concert held in 1969. The charges are a crucial part of rock 'n' roll lore, where Morrison was accused of exposing himself!
However, outgoing Governor Charlie Crist and the state clemency board voted unanimously to pardon Morrison, who was sentenced to six months in jail for his conviction on misdemeanor charges of profanity and indecent exposure. He never served any time and was appealing his conviction when he died in Paris in 1971. He was 27 at the time and would have been 67 on Wednesday of this past week.
Do you think that the charge should have remained intact because it was a part of cool rock 'n' roll lore and added to Morrison's mythos? Or are you happy to see Morrison's slate wiped clean of the decades-old charge?